by Bernard P. Lawson, The Chicago Times
August 30, 2021
WASHINGTON — Under orders of President Biden, Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. announced Monday evening that the last of the United States troops stationed at Kabul International Airport had left, completing the military’s drawdown in the country, despite the fact that hundreds of Americans are still likely to remain.
McKenzie, the commander of the United States Central Command, stated that some American citizens who wanted to leave Afghanistan were left behind. “We didn’t get everyone out who we wanted to get out,” he admitted.
This in contrast to the promise President Biden told the nation “If there are any American citizens left, we’ll stay to get them all out.”
According to a senior State Department official, the number of Americans want to leave are in the range of 250. These citizens are now left in the hands and “promises” of the Taliban and ISIS. It is expected that ISIS and Taliban forces will soon struggle for control of Afghanistan.